People with OCD and other serious anxieties face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.
Health care professionals with higher levels of anxiety and frustration were more than twice as likely to report workplace burnout, compared with those with lower levels of anxiety and frustration, a study found.
Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was noninferior to conventional face-to-face CBT among patients with health anxiety, or hypochondriasis, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
A single dose of psilocybin combined with psychotherapy produced significant improvements in emotional and existential distress in patients with cancer that lasted more than 4 years, according to a published study.
An open study of patients treated with deep brain stimulation for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder confirms the treatment’s effectiveness and safety in a clinical setting, researchers concluded in a study published online.
A genome-wide association study has identified several human genome regions related to anxiety risk, and provides the first significant genome-wide findings regarding anxiety in people of African ancestry.